12 Freebies Home Depot Shoppers Can Always Get (#4 Is the Best Hack)

Home Depot has plenty of options for home maintenance and repair, and savvy shoppers could luck out and score some free stuff.
Updated April 26, 2024
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If the next stop on your weekend errand list is Home Depot to help you clean up your yard, fix up home repairs, or make changes to your living space, you know that your shopping trip could add up.

But not everything Home Depot offers comes with a price tag. Check out this list to see if any of these freebies can help you save money shopping.

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In-store pick-up

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You can skip shipping costs and save money with free in-store pick-up on items you need.

Find what you want on Home Depot’s website and order it online with the option to pick it up at the store for free rather than paying for shipping costs.

Curbside pick-up

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Another free option is to order online and choose curbside pick-up for your convenience.

Simply drive to the store and check in using the Home Depot app when you get there. Park in one of the designated parking spots, and an associate will load up your purchases — a great option if you want something heavy or cumbersome and don’t want to deal with lugging it around the store before you can get it into your vehicle.

Wood cutting

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Home Depot has plenty of lumber for different project needs, but it may not be the exact size you need for your particular project.

Home Depot associates will cut lumber to order; just bring your measurements, and they’ll take care of the rest! There may be some limits to how many cuts you can get for free, so check with an employee if you’re working on a large building project.

Check your salesperson before leaving the store for free red flags to attach to longer pieces of wood to alert drivers as you head home.

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You can’t walk out of your local Home Depot with free plants, but you can get dead ones replaced at no charge.

Hold on to your receipts for plants like shrubs, trees, and perennials. If you have issues with them, you can replace them for free for a year. You can use the store credit to get new plants without paying for them again.

Online workshops

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If you enjoy trying a new project at home but don’t know where to start or want to expand your knowledge about a particular project, Home Depot has you covered.

You can check out Home Depot’s free online DIY workshops to learn basics like painting a room or more complex projects like how to design a closet.

Kids DIY projects

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Your kids can also get into DIY with free projects they can build themselves.

Kids can learn how to build different items and take home their completed projects for free. Make sure you reserve your spot on the Home Depot website before — these classes fill up quickly.

Kitchen design

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Renovating your kitchen can be an overwhelming job. Choosing cabinets or designing a new layout can be tricky without professional help.

Home Depot can help you with a free consultation. An associate will discuss what you’re looking for and review their services. You can also schedule an installer for an on-site evaluation, but that’ll cost you up to $200.

Carpet installation

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If it’s time to replace the carpet in your home, Home Depot is the place to go.

The store will help you pick the best carpet for your situation and offer free installation on qualifying orders. Stop by your local Home Depot to pick up free carpet samples so you can be confident in your carpet choice.

Paint shake

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You may have paint that’s been sitting in your home for a few years, and you’re ready to get it out to fix some spots or refresh an area.

Take your paint cans to Home Depot, and the retailer will shake your paint free of charge to mix paint that may have separated while in storage.

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Paint stick

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If you prefer to mix up your paint on your own, get a free paint stick from Home Depot.

The stick can make it easy to prep paint that’s been sitting around to get it mixed well and ready for your walls, furniture, or other home projects that need a new or refreshed color.

Mobile app

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It can be hard to keep track of everything you need to buy at Home Depot or find the right aisle for what you need in the store.

So download the retailer’s free app to help you find what you need or do an image search of a product you want to buy.

The app can also work as a room visualizer if you want to know what certain projects could look like with Home Depot products installed.

Pro Xtra account

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You can save money by spending money if you find yourself at the Home Depot on a regular basis.

Sign up for the Pro Xtra loyalty program, which is free to join. The program allows you to get exclusive offers and earn perks for every dollar you spend at the store.

Bottom line

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Home Depot can be an expensive trip if you’re updating or repairing your home. It may be hard to avoid costly home repairs, but taking advantage of the retailer’s free services can help offset some of those costs.

And don’t forget to use Home Depot’s mobile app to help you save money when you’re shopping for big or small projects, seasonal decor, or even everyday essentials.

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